Blogger Role Description

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The Open Source Ecology (OSE) team is seeking a self-motivated individual to manage our blog, a significant facet of our online presence. The blog has been and should remain an intimate look into the fascinating world of fabricating and testing the machines central to the Global Village Construction Set. Our goal is twofold: to steer the blog more towards the proof of concept videos - keeping it to-the-point and showing off the machines and the hard work - and to increase blog readership (there are currently ~200 True Fans and 300 blogsubscribers).

In addition to possessing the skills required to effectively, creatively, and critically streamline a variety of content, we desire someone who is committed to the principles of open-source technology and to the concept of creating resilient communities. We are looking for someone who:

  • is willing and eager to quickly develop a solid knowledge of the guiding principles and goals of OSE
  • has experience creating short, succinct videos, preferably in the technology sector
  • can efficiently distill raw data into interesting, accessible content
  • has a keen editorial sense towards content flow
  • has PR experience, particularly within online and social networking media
  • possesses excellent communication skills

If you are interested in this position and would like to see more details, please contact Marcin Jakubowski at opensourceecology at gmail dot com .

About Us: Open Source Ecology is a network of farmers, engineers, and supporters that for the last two years has been creating the Global Village Construction Set, an open source, low-cost, high performance technological platform that allows for the easy, DIY fabrication of the 50 different Industrial Machines that it takes to build a sustainable civilization with modern comforts. The GVCS lowers the barriers to entry into farming, building, and manufacturing and can be seen as a life-size Lego-like set of modular tools that can create entire economies, whether in rural Missouri, where the project was founded, the mountains of Oregon, or in the heart of Africa.

8 of the 50 Machines have been prototyped already and the project is currently being reorganized to facilitate rapid parallel development of the remaining machines. A Kickstarter campaign, new website, longer explainer video, and TED Fellows Talk are set to launch in March.

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